RIP: Celebrities & Political Leaders Mourn Vasanthakumar's Demise
As a shocking news, Tamil Nadu Member of Parliament from Kanyakumari and businessman H Vasanthakumar (70), who had tested positive for the coronavirus passed away on Friday (August 28th). Vasanthakumar was admitted to an Apollo Hospital in Chennai on August 10 with a coronavirus infection. He was in critical condition after contracting severe pneumonia and had been placed on ventilator support. The hospital said in a statement, "Despite all active medical measures, his condition deteriorated gradually due to COVID complications and he passed away today."
Following the news, celebrities and political leaders shared their condolences on social media.
Mourning his demise, the Congress party said: “We are deeply saddened by the untimely demise of H Vasanthakumar. A staunch Congressman, a true leader of the people and beloved MP. He will be sorely missed by all members of the Congress party and his followers.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled his family and wrote: “Lok Sabha MP Shri H Vasanthakumar Ji’s strides in business and social service efforts were noteworthy. During my interactions with him, I always saw his passion towards Tamil Nadu’s progress. Condolences to his family and supporters.”
Former Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi remembered Kanyakumari MP H Vasanthakumar's commitment to the party ideology and expressed shock at his demise. Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "The news of Kanyakumari MP, Shri H Vasanthakumar’s untimely demise due to Covid-19 has come as a shock. His commitment to the congress ideology of serving the people will remain in our hearts forever. Heartfelt condolences to his friends and family members."
அருமை நண்பர் திரு.வசந்தகுமார் அவர்களின் மறைவு மிகுந்த வருத்தமளிக்கிறது. அவர் குடும்பத்தாருக்கும், அவரைச் சார்ந்த அனைவருக்கும் என் ஆழ்ந்த அனுதாபங்கள். அவர் ஆத்மா சாந்தியடைய இறைவனை வேண்டுகிறேன்.— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) August 28, 2020
நடுத்தரக் குடும்பங்களின் வலியறிந்து, வியாபாரத்தை வளர்த்தவர். தன்னுடைய வளர்ச்சியோடு தன்னை சுற்றியிருந்தோரையும் முன்னேற்றியவர். அரசியலிலும் கறை படியாது வாழ்ந்து, மறைந்த திரு. வசந்தகுமார் அவர்களின் மறைவு தமிழகத்திற்கே இழப்பு.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) August 28, 2020
Vasanthakumar was born in Agastheeswaram in Kanyakumari district to Harikrishnan Nadar and Thangammai Ammal on April 14th, 1950. Vasanthakumar is married to Tamilselvi and the couple has two sons Vijay Vasanth, Vinothkumar and a daughter named Thangamalar. Vijay Vasanth is a well-known face in Kollywood following his roles in movies like Chennai 600028, Saroja, Nadodigal, Nanban, Chennai 600028 II, Velaikkaran and many more.
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